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I, Spie: Actors announced

The Telling will embark on a six-date tour between 15th-24th October, stopping at Stroud Green (15th), Brighton (20th), Wolverhampton (21st), Liverpool (22nd), Grange-over-Sands (23rd) and Hounslow (24th).

The show is a spell-binding brand new concertplay (where music and theatre collide) by Clare Norburn and follows the imagined story of composer/lutenist John Dowland and his brush with the Secret Service as he foils a plot on the life of Elizabeth I.

Directing the drama is Nicholas Renton (BAFTA-nominated Mrs Gaskell's Wives & Daughters) who also directed The Telling's live concertplays Vision, Unsung Heroine and Into The Melting Pot, as well as their online film counterparts.

Playing Dowland is Kneehigh Theatre regular Dominic Marsh who has also performed at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and The Globe. Marsh may also be a familiar face to Coronation Street, DCI Banks and Doctors fans.

Alongside Marsh are Danny Webb and Alice Imelda playing the supporting roles. Danny Webb is possibly best known for being the lone survivor in Alien3, but more recently recognisable for his roles in ITV's Liar, Channel 4's Humans and the 2021 Netflix film The Dig. Webb will be playing the exciting roles of spymaster Sir Robert Cecil and Topliffe, the torturer among others.

Alice Imelda, whose theatre experience includes Clare Norburn's Creating Carmen with CarmenCo, The Mad Ones (BJW Productions/Derby Theatre) and Tell Me On A Sunday (The Old Laundry Theatre), will take on the roles of Maria (Dowland’s love interest) as well as the future Mrs Dowland and Queen Elizabeth I. Alice also appeared in the film My Dinner with Hervé (HBO/Red Castle).

For more information on the tour and ticket links, visit


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